We love making Grilled Smoked Sausage for an easy weeknight meal. These all beef sausage are seasoned with a dry rub and grilled to perfection.

Grilled Smoke Sausage stacked on a platter
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We love making smoked sausage on the stove top but it taste even better on the grill. It cooks tender and flavorful with the perfect grill marks. If you are looking for an easy pork recipe, try grilling smoked sausage.

We have even cooked Sausage and Peppers Foil Pack Recipe for a crowd pleasing meal.

Why this Recipe Works

Grilled Smoked Sausage is the perfect addition to any summertime BBQ. Choose from a variety type of sausage found easily at the grocery store.

You can serve on a bun or just as it is. The dry rub gives the smoked sausage so much flavor and is made with simple spices.

Ingredients

Grilled Smoked Sausage ingredients smoked sausage, avocado oil, garlic powder, smoked paprika, salt and pepper
  • Smoked Sausage (like kielbasa or andouille)
  • Avocado Oil
  • Garlic Powder 
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

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Variations Ideas

  • Spices – Feel free to add 1 teaspoon dried thyme or oregano for added flavor.
  • Different Types of Sausage – You can also use different types of sausage when making this recipe on the charcoal grill or gas grill. Choose from Chicken Sausage, Italian Sausage, Chorizo, Bratwurst, or Brats.
  • Cheese – For an easy appetizer, you can top the sausage with cheese for delicious flavor.
  • Bacon – Wrap the grilled smoked sausage links in bacon for added smoky flavor and for a crispy texture.

Step by Step Instructions

  • Step 1 – Preheat the grill to a medium-high heat, around 350°F to 400°F.
  • Step 2 – Pat the sausage dry with paper towels and rub the avocado oil on the outside of the sausages.  
Basting oil on the smoked sausage on a plate
  • Step 3 – In a small bowl, stir together the garlic powder, smoked paprika, salt, pepper and dried thyme and oregano (if using).  Sprinkle the seasoning mixture on the outside of the sausages.  
Adding the seasoning to the smoked sausage on a plate
  • Step 4 – Grill the sausage for about 6-8 minutes on grill grates, turning occasionally, until they are nicely browned and heated through.
  • Step 5 – Remove the sausage from the grill. If desired slice, serve the grilled smoked sausage with a side of BBQ sauce or mustard.

Recipe Tips

  • Grilling: Keep an eye on the grill as sausages can vary in cooking time. Rotate them for even cooking and to prevent burning.
  • Meat temperature: Always ensure sausages are cooked to the recommended internal temperature of 160°F for pork and beef, 165°F for chicken or turkey.
  • Cooking Methods – These smoked sausage can be sear on a skillet over medium heat. Cooked in the smoker or in the oven. That is why we love this recipe because they can be made throughout the year.
Grilled Smoked Sausage stacked on a platter

Serving Suggestions

We love to make these smoked sausage when we are grilling out burgers and hot dogs. Add a side of macaroni salad, pasta salad or potatoes salad for a complete meal idea.

You can also add 2 tablespoons BBQ sauce or mustard for serving

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Store Leftovers

Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Can I Freeze Smoked Sausage

Yes, you can freeze smoked sausage by place in a freezer safe container for up to 3 months.

How to Reheat

When you are ready to serve, thaw the smoked sausage in the fridge overnight. Then reheat in a skillet on the stovetop or in the microwave.

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Grilled Smoked Sausage

5 from 2 votes
Try this Grilled Smoked Sausage recipe for a quick dinner. Seasoned beautifully to make the best smoked sausage on the grill.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 406

Ingredients

  • 1 pound smoked sausage like kielbasa or andouille
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • ½ teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon dried thyme or oregano
  • Optional: 2 tablespoons BBQ sauce or mustard for serving

Instructions

  • Preheat the grill to a medium-high heat, around 350°F to 400°F.
  • Pat the sausage dry with paper towels and rub the avocado oil on the outside of the sausages.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the garlic powder, smoked paprika, salt, pepper and dried thyme and oregano (if using).  Sprinkle the seasoning mixture on the outside of the sausages.
  • Grill the sausage for about 6-8 minutes, turning occasionally, until they are nicely browned and heated through.
  • Remove the sausage from the grill. If desired, serve the grilled smoked sausage with a side of BBQ sauce or mustard.

Recipe Notes

Grilling: Keep an eye on the grill as sausages can vary in cooking time. Rotate them for even cooking and to prevent burning.
Meat temperature: Always ensure sausages are cooked to the recommended internal temperature of 160°F for pork and beef, 165°F for chicken or turkey.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 406kcal, Carbohydrates 3g, Protein 14g, Fat 37g, Saturated Fat 11g, Polyunsaturated Fat 4g, Monounsaturated Fat 19g, Cholesterol 81mg, Sodium 962mg, Potassium 230mg, Fiber 0.2g, Sugar 0.1g, Vitamin A 246IU, Vitamin C 0.01mg, Calcium 9mg, Iron 1mg

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